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UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Primrose crash

UPDATED: Monday, July 7th, 2014 --- 7:32 p.m.

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office is releasing the name of the man that was killed in the apparent single vehicle traffic accident in the Town of Primrose.

The man is identified as 27-year-old Joseph A. Stehura of Madison.

The accident was reported shortly after 6 a.m. on July 3rd.

The overturned pick-up truck was discovered in the 1400 block of STH 92.

Preliminary results of a forensic autopsy completed at the Dane County Medical Examiner’s office confirm that Mr. Stehura died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Additional testing is underway at this time.

This death remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Dane County medical Examiner’s Office.
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From the Dane Co. Sheriff's Office:

Madison, WI. Saturday, July 5, 2014

At approximately 5:31 a.m., Dane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Mt. Horeb Police Department and Mt. Horeb EMS and Fire units responded to State Highway 92, just south of Mt. Vernon, in the Town of Primrose for a report of a vehicle on its roof.

The preliminary investigation indicates a 2005 Ford Ranger Pick Up truck was traveling southbound on Highway 92 when it failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle then left the roadway and rolled before landing approximately 50 feet off the roadway in a creek area of a farm field.

A 27-year old male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and the airbags had not deployed in the vehicle. Highway 92, between Spring Rose Road and Erfurth Road, was closed from approximately 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors in this crash. The name of the decedent is not being released at this time pending notification to family. This crash remains under investigation.


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